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Figure (unicorn under sapling) - Fabulous Beast

Fabulous Beast

  • Object:

    Figure (unicorn under sapling)

  • Place of origin:

    Austria (possibly, made)
    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (designed)
    1940s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lampl, Fritz (designer)
    Bimini Workshops (maker)
    Orplid glassworks (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, lampworked

  • Museum number:

    C.21-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 35, shelf 3

Physical description

A glass unicorn standing by a sapling, lampworked clear, blue, green, purple and yellow glass.

Place of Origin

Austria (possibly, made)
England (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1925 (designed)
1940s (made)

Artist/maker

Lampl, Fritz (designer)
Bimini Workshops (maker)
Orplid glassworks (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, lampworked

Dimensions

Width: 12.5 cm, Height: 19.9 cm

Object history note

Fritz Lampl (1892 - 1995) was the artistic director of Bimini in Vienna. In 1938 he emigrated to England and founded Orplid Glass. This and the other figures acquired in this group (c.21 to 24- 1995) had been bought by the vendor from a collector who had acquired them in this country during the 1960s and 70s. Though Lampl continued essentially the same production in both Austria and England it seems likely that these were produced in London. The figures were shown in a small display of Bimini / Orplid work in the V&A, July 1995 – Jan 1996
Bimini / Orplid scrapbook in Ceramics dept library.
Waltraud Neuwirth, Bimini, Vienna, 1992.

Descriptive line

"Fabulous Beast", glass unicorn standing by a sapling, lampworked, Fritz Lampl, Bimini Workshops or Orplid Glassworks, Austria or England, designed about 1925, manufactured possibly 1940's.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bimin / Orplid scrapbook in Ceramics dept. library.
Waltraud Neuwirth, Bimini, Vienna, 1992.

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Lampwork

Categories

Glass; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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